We occasionally get luck to get a bobcat kitten on camera, but this was an extraordinary event! Not one, not two, but three kittens padding through the sand. I had seen plenty of tracks on my walks in to check these cameras, and was extremely excited when we finally got some photos of the print makers. These kits have striking black markings on the back of their hind legs and the second photo gives you a great view of their bobbed tails and white ears. There are plenty of eastern cottontail rabbits roaming these scrubby areas of beaches, and it looks like these kittens are staying well fed!
Laken Ganoe is a PhD student at the University of Rhode Island studying fisher ecology across the state of Rhode Island. She loves sharing her findings and research updates in an informative but comical way.